There’s something beautiful that we don’t learn in books of fairy tales.  In surrealist novels, the illustrations don’t necessarily correspond to the text.  For example, in the dreamily Gothic Czech masterpiece Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, the illustration of a headless woman for page 149 appears next to page 106.  In our photo, we’re explaining the phenomenon by way of Philip G. Zimbardo’s Discontinuity Theory, which suggests that cognitive searches for rationality and normality may lead to madness.

(This post originally appeared over at Abecedarian.  For Pam, the Phantasmaphile.)